This is the oval music box. It is 8 inches long by 5.5 inches wide and about 2.5 inches high. Not at all small. The stamp is used is from Me and Carrie Lou and it is 3.5 in. by 4.5in. stamp so you can see there is loads of space to work with.I embossed the image with Marcasite Black powder that gives such a wonderful sparkle to the design. I used Twinkling H2Os to color. This is one of my favorite stamps...it is just so detailed. For this one I left the BG untouched.
On this second version I used the same stamp but treated it with Gold Detail embossing powder and different Twinkles.
I used a lot more colors on this image and also treated the BG with Distress Inks Broken China and Frayed Burlap added using a sponge.
I collect music boxes so I'll keep one but all the rest are going to family and special friends at Christmas time. I am just so excited. Everyone expects something handmade but these will be special. I am even thinking I could make new images for them to change each year...talk about advanced planning. You will see more of these before I finish them all but I will try to sneak a card in here and there but it will be hard. I love doing something like this...cards are great but this is just plain wonderful.